Alesund (Norwegian Alesund, obsolete Aalesund) is a city on the western coast of Norway, in the county of Møre og Romsdal. Population 40.8 thousand inhabitants.
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One of the few surviving cities in the world built in the Art Nouveau style, making it a tourist destination. It has a mild climate due to the proximity of the Gulf Stream. There is a large seaport. Vigra airport. Geography The city of Ålesund is located between the Hurondfjord and the Geirangerfjord, both inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Administratively, Ålesund is included in the county of Møre og Romsdal and is located on seven islands: Hessa, Aspøy, Nørvøya, Oksnøy, Ellingsøy, Humla, Turla (Tørla). The city center lies on the islands of Asprey and Nørvøy, while the islands of Hessa and Oksnøy occupy residential areas.
Ellingsøy Island (the second largest) is only accessible by sea or by road through the town of Skodje, where an underwater tunnel was built in 1987. The area of the municipality of Ålesund is 93 km². The population density is 430 people / km². The city has a pronounced maritime climate with mild but windy winters. The coldest month of the year is January, with an average monthly temperature of 1.3 ° C. The lowest temperature recorded on record is only −11 ° C.